FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines and regional affiliate American Eagle today highlighted additional daily flights they will add Nov. 1 to selected domestic and international markets. The move is part of American’s ongoing restructuring plan, focusing on what its customers value in an airline - all the choices afforded by a large global network with frequent service to more destinations worldwide. The overall winter schedule realignment plans were first announced earlier this month.
“Customers tell us they value the flexibility and more schedule choices that only the largest network airline can provide. So we are realigning schedules at our mid-continent hubs and adding service in selected markets where we foresee customer demand for additional flights,” said Dan Garton, executive vice president-Marketing. “As a result, our hubs at Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth and Miami will grow modestly in November.”
American’s November schedule will allow it to offer additional flights on key routes even as the airline reduces total system wide flights to accommodate a smaller fleet. Total system wide American Airlines jet departures will decrease by about 8 percent in November when compared toJuly. However, American’s mainline jet service will increase by 27 daily departures from Dallas/Fort Worth and by 19 from Chicago O’Hare. From Miami, American mainline jet departures will increase by seven daily flights. Earlier this month, American announced that St. Louis would become a smaller hub, providing local travelers with an optimal schedule, tailored to actual demand.
American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection carriers serve more than 275 destinations in 50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.